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Residential Services

Residential property touches everyone - whether as house owner, investor or tenant and for many is their single most valuable asset. Knowing how much a residential property is worth is not quite as simple as many would think - particularly in a volatile market.

Our residential experts have practised in the region for nearly three decades witnessing both good and bad years. 

As well as providing bank valuations we are often instructed to provide expert valuation reports in connection with negligence claims, matrimonial disputes and tax purposes. We have a comparable database going back several years and are able to provide retrospective valuations. 

We advise residential leaseholders on enfranchisement and lease extensions.  We were the first North East surveyors to be members of The Association of Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP).

  • Secured lending
  • Probate, inheritance tax and capital gains tax
  • Matrimonial disputes
  • Portfolio investment valuations and strategic reviews
  • Charities Act Reports and valuations
  • Asset Valuations for Companies and Pension Trusts
  • Expert witness reports
  • Compulsory Purchase
  • Leasehold enfranchisement

We also offer clients a discreet "off market" property finding service. This is particularly useful for clients new to the area, where we can save hours of research into suitable locations and hold clients hands the whole way through the process. Even locals have benefited from our in depth market knowledge. In some case we are able to secure price reductions where the client has already identified a property they would like to buy. Other professionals respect our impartiality.

We are not "Estate Agents" in the everyday sense but for specialised and one off properties we can advise clients on the best way to bring a property to the market. This might include advise on repairs, exploring planning opportunities and generally packaging a property for sale. In some cases especially where the property is unusual and requires a wider marketing exercise than that normally offered by local Estate Agents, clients can benefit from our ability to think laterally and explore avenues others might not consider.

Our residential experts work closely with our Building Surveyors and Commercial Property Experts.

For further details of our Residential Services contact Andrew Tucker.